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If I have persistent ankle pain when running should I take a break?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes! See a doc!
Ankle pain during running could be from many conditions including tendinitis, a stress fracture, ankle instability, arthritis, etc.
See a sports medicine specialist who has an interest in running injuries. Consider a trial of painless swimming, biking or use of the elliptical to minimize the impact on your ankle. Update your athletic shoes if over a year old or if they have over 300 miles on them.

In brief: Yes! See a doc!
Ankle pain during running could be from many conditions including tendinitis, a stress fracture, ankle instability, arthritis, etc.
See a sports medicine specialist who has an interest in running injuries. Consider a trial of painless swimming, biking or use of the elliptical to minimize the impact on your ankle. Update your athletic shoes if over a year old or if they have over 300 miles on them.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The key is to sort out where the pain is coming from. And then tailor treatment to exact problem. Tendonitis will need rest and strengthening, a stress fracture needs rest, instability needs strengthening.
Other problems may require more complex treatment after an evaluation by an orthopedist.

In brief: Yes
The key is to sort out where the pain is coming from. And then tailor treatment to exact problem. Tendonitis will need rest and strengthening, a stress fracture needs rest, instability needs strengthening.
Other problems may require more complex treatment after an evaluation by an orthopedist.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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